Best 5000 Watt Generator 2014

#1 Generac GP5500 Portable Gas Powered Generator

The GP5500 is an OHV engine which has splash lubrication and has a maximum output of 5500 watts with 389cc capacity.

It has a hardened steel frame which makes the machine tough and long-lasting. Moreover it also has corners built for resistance as well as brackets that are integrated into the frame which make it perfect for use in the outdoors wherever there are job requirements. The engine has cast iron cylinders which makes the Generac generator unique in its range for a high level of longevity and ruggedness.

The GP5500 has a variety of controls which make it easy to see how the generator is performing. You never have to worry about maintenance because the reminders on the hour meter will remind you each time maintenance is due. Fuel can be refilled when you see a low fuel level on the fuel gauge that is conveniently placed on the machine.

The Generac generator comes with a wheel kit and handle which make it easily portable and also has never-flat wheels making it convenient to take it to the outdoors. You can even fold it down and store it when not in use.

#2 Westinghouse WH5500 Portable Generator

The WH5500 has a maximum starting output of 6750 watts and 5500 continuous output and is powered by a 357cc OHV engine making it powerful enough for your needs. It is very durable owing to connecting rods and a forged piston not found in many generators. Compared to other generators it consumes less fuel due to a cast iron cylinder.

When you start the generator you will realize how quiet it is with its special Pulse-Flo quiet muffler which is fitted on the quietest generators in the world. There are 2 circuit breakers for safety and protection and a toggled circuit breaker for safety during operation. The machine is highly portable with a wheel kit and handle and can be taken around on job sites on its never-flat tires.

#3 Briggs & Stratton 30467 Gas Powered Portable Generator

The Briggs & Stratton 30467 is a powerful generator with 6250 surge watts and a continuous wattage of 5000 watts. Briggs and Stratton generators are known the world over for their power equipment and are preferred during power outages. The 10-inch never flat tires and 10 hours of run time at 50% load make it a good machine for job sites.

The 30467 has heavy duty components and is rugged enough for rough use. It is commonly used in power outages that occur during storms and hurricanes. It is non-CARB compliant and cannot be used in California.